Elzbieta MIKOS-SKUZA

Dr. Elzbieta Mikos-Skuza is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, Poland and a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Natolin. Her fields of specialization are: public international law, international humanitarian law of armed conflicts and peaceful resolution of international disputes. She is the Director of NOHA (consortium of European universities conducting programmes in humanitarian action) at the University of Warsaw and the Director of Master Studies on Humanitarian Action as well as  Postgraduate Studies on Humanitarian Assistance.   In 2008 – 2012 Dr. E. Mikos-Skuza  was a vice-dean at the Faculty of Law and Administration. For 30 years she has been  volunteering  with  the Polish Red Cross, including the function of a vice-president of the Polish Red Cross in 2004 – 2012.  Since 2002  she has been a member (at present – first vice-president) of the International Humanitarian Fact Finding Commission established under Protocol Additional I of 1977 to the Geneva Conventions of 1949. She is also a full member of the San Remo International Institute of Humanitarian Law. Dr. E. Mikos-Skuza lectures during numerous courses organized by NOHA and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement all over Europe and is the author of publications in English and in Polish (text-books, collections of documents, chapters of books  and articles) on public international law and international humanitarian law of armed conflicts.

Her main publications on International Humanitarian Law during the last five years include, in chronological order (with Polish titles translated into English):

  • "Siege Warfare in the 21st Century from the Perspective of International Humanitarian Law", Wroclaw Review of Law, Administration & Economics 2018, Vol. 8/No. 2, Special Issue, pp. 319-330, available at  http://wrlae.prawo.uni.wroc.pl/index.php/wrlae/issue/view/19
  • "Public International Law" (in:) "International Humanitarian Action", H.J. Heintze, P. Thielborger (Ed.), Springer International Publishing, 2017, Cham, pp. 123-140

  • „Pomoc humanitarna w świetle prawa i praktyki” [Humanitarian Aid in Law and Practice], Elżbieta Mikos-Skuza, Patrycja Grzebyk (ed.), Scholar, 2016, Warszawa

  • „Pomoc humanitarna w świetle międzynarodowego prawa humanitarnego konfliktów zbrojnych” [Humanitarian Aid in International Humanitarian Law of Armed Conflicts] (in:) „Pomoc humanitarna w świetle prawa i praktyki” [Humanitarian Aid in Law and Practice], Elżbieta Mikos-Skuza, Patrycja Grzebyk (ed.), Scholar, 2016, Warszawa, pp. 35-51

  • "Hospitals" (in:) "The 1949 Geneva Conventions. A Commentary. Oxford Commentaries in International Law", A. Clapham, P. Gaeta, M. Sassòli (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2015, Oxford, pp. 207-230

  • "Dissemination of the Conventions, Including in Time of Armed Conflict" (in:) "The 1949 Geneva Conventions. A Commentary. Oxford Commentaries in International Law", A. Clapham, P. Gaeta, M. Sassòli (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2015, Oxford, pp. 597-614